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He was flashing gang signs on Facebook. It got him killed by MS-13. (Alexandria, VA): Carlos Otero Henriquez told a friend he was a member of the 18th Street gang. On Facebook, he posted photos of himself flashing his gang’s signs. When members of the rival MS-13 gang noticed, the 18-year-old from Leesburg, Va., was targeted for murder.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 21, 2018
Gang member gets life in prison for gunning down two men during East Harlem dice game (Manhattan, NY): A Bloods gang member will spend a long time behind bars for the murder of a short man. Abraham Cucuta was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for killing a drug dealing dwarf and another man during a dice game in East Harlem.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 21, 2018
8 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Blood gang members arrested in Rocky Mount drug bust (Rocky Mount, NC): Eight documented gang members were arrested in a Rocky Mount drug bust that led to the seizure of more than 500 bags of heroin, nearly $14,000 in cash, and guns, the Edgecombe County sheriff announced Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News Date: February 21, 2018
Giving gang members a future off the streets (Wilmington, NC): Before Lamar Wheeler spent one day at his new construction job, he spent three weeks working out at the gym, doing yoga and taking classes on financial management and team building. Each event was part of TRU Colors Brewing’s new apprentice program preparing gang members for life after the streets.
Source: StarNews Date: February 21, 2018
Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret (New York): It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 21, 2018
Gang sweeps aim to reduce gang and gun violence in the city (Bakersfield, CA): Two gang sweeps in the last the last two months have landed 46 gang members behind bars. Police said the goal is to reduce gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: February 21, 2018
'You deserve all of this.' Man sentenced to 9 years for gang-related shooting of teenager in Hammond. (Crown Point, IN): A man sentenced to nine years in prison for the gang-related shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Hammond said Wednesday he wanted to be a counselor for young people after he finished his prison term.
Source: The Times Date: February 21, 2018
Waterbury lawmaker fights for more money to combat youth violence (Hartford, CT): Wednesday was a day at the State Capitol to salute Boys & Girls Clubs across Connecticut for the jobs they do caring for kids. Workers here give kids positive programs to be involved with instead of being out on the streets, susceptible to negative influences like gangs, which could lead kids down a path of violence.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: February 21, 2018
Resolution to rally cities against gangs gets nod from Senate committee (Salt Lake City, UT): Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne's resolution SCR12, which encourages local governments and community groups to work together to reduce gang violence, received a favorable nod from the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee Wednesday.
Source: Deseret News Date: February 21, 2018
MDOC, DPS commissioners explain gang number discrepancy (Jackson, MS): Confusing wording led to a discrepancy in the release of gang numbers in Mississippi's correctional system, according to a joint statement from state officials. That discrepancy between a report by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's Analysis and Information Center in its Gang Threat Assessment earlier this month and the response last week to an open records request from two lawmakers has added fuel to the debate over a bill now pending in the House that's designed to crack down on gang-related crime.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: February 21, 2018
Woodland council lauds law enforcement for taking down street gang (Woodland, CA): Woodland’s City Council praised law enforcement for last week’s take down of the Varrio Bosque Nortenos, a locally based street gang in what was called “Operation Silent Night.”
Source: Daily Democrat Date: February 21, 2018
7 Arrested in Undercover Drug Operation Led by Southern Pines Police (Souther Pines, NC): Authorities say a year-long drug investigation has led to arrest of a “prominent member of an organized street gang” and six other people accused of contributing to the distribution of cocaine and heroin in Southern Pines.
Source: The Pilot Date: February 21, 2018
Madera program helps parents keep kids on the right track (Fresno, CA): Madera is taking a proactive approach to stopping crime by stopping it at home. The Parent Project helps parents identify red flags with their kids and teaches them how to address them. The city has seen what gangs can do as recent as this week, when 9-year-old Leonardo Morales lost his life in a gang-related shooting on Sunday.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: February 21, 2018
Innocent 9-year-old boy killed in gang-related shooting, Madera Police say (Madera, CA): Police are on the hunt for double shooting suspects responsible for the death of a nine-year-old boy. Investigators say the drive-by shooting happened Sunday night on Tozer Street near Olive Avenue. They say it's gang related.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: February 20, 2018
Georgia taps Lagrange Police to help in fight against gangs (LaGrange, GA): The LaGrange Police Department and Troup County District Attorney’s Office are leading the way in the fight against gangs and the state of Georgia plans to ask for assistance. Formulytics, a Georgia-based software company that assists state and local law enforcement, jails, and district attorneys in the tracking and prosecution of violent criminal gang members oversees expanding the capabilities of law enforcement and prosecutors through specialized technology and training to help in the fight against gangs in Georgia.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: February 20, 2018
Two Merced gang members arrested after chase, police say - again. (Merced, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested last week in Le Grand after a foot chase with Merced police gang investigators, the Police Department reported Tuesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 20, 2018
Five people from Grand Rapids arrested in connection to gang-linked drug dealing (Grand Rapids, MB): Five people from Grand Rapids, including parents and their son, and another in Winnipeg are facing charges related to organized crime drug trafficking resulting from a months-long RCMP investigation.
Source: Thompson Citizen Date: February 20, 2018
Police focus on gang violence after mass shooting in KCK (Kansas City, KS): Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are still looking for whoever is responsible for a shooting that killed a man and wounded 10 others at a party near N. 17th and Minnesota Saturday night.
Source: KSHB 41 News Date: February 20, 2018
Magna residents meet to discuss gang violence as concerns grow (Magna, UT): Magna residents, Unified Police, and the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office came together Tuesday evening to talk about how to cut down on gang-related crime.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: February 20, 2018
Austin gang members plead guilty in killing of 16-year-old (Austin, TX): Three members of the street gang Dove Spring Gangsters have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the 2015 killing of a teenager whose body was found along Onion Creek, according to court documents.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 20, 2018
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